Peak:  Cathedral Peak A (13er)
 Route:  Cathedral Lake
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  angry
 Date of Info:  05/16/2020
 Date Posted:  05/16/2020

From th to ~11,500, some completely dry stretches with intermittent snow patches. Continuous snow from 11,500 to top of couloir. Booted from th all the way to 13K. Did not use flotation as the snow was supportive entire way. Crampons up couloir to gain ridge which consisted of old avy debris. Ridge to summit was dry. Was able to glissade portions of the descent, no signs of instability. Booted all the way back to th. Snow was still in good condition on the way out despite the warming temps, again no flotation. Fantastic conditions today.

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 Comments or Questions

NE Ridge
05/16/2020 19:50
DId you happen to get any good views of Castle's NE Ridge ?

Awesome pictures


05/17/2020 19:26
I don't have any other pics but looks like someone went up Castle today that could possibly help you out.


05/20/2020 13:35
Thank you for the report, I've been wondering about the conditions in the Elks and Cathedral specifically!

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